Star Box coffee shop in Swiss Cottage pledges support for Pigs4Kids campaign

A family-run coffee shop in Swiss Cottage has vowed to raise as much as possible for a newly-opened special needs school down the road.

Over the last few weeks, Star Box Coffee, in Finchley Road, has been collecting donations from customers in aid of the Pigs4Kids campaign.

The Ham&High is asking readers to raise �60,000 for the Pigs4Kids campaign to support the new Development and Research Centre at Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School, in Adelaide Road.

Star Box owner Naser Kamali, who opened the coffee shop in March, has given the Pigs4Kids piggy bank pride of place on the store’s counter for customers to pop in any loose change as they pick up their coffee.

Star Box worker Ebby Teeran, 44, said: “We’ve had huge support from the local community since opening and we are pleased to do this for the school.

“We will keep the pig on show so that the customers can donate whatever they are able to.”

The Ham&High has received a number of donations for Pigs4Kids in recent days, including a generous cash donation from local resident Fiona Ayers who personally delivered the money to the newspaper’s office.

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n To donate to the campaign or find out how to pick up a Pigs4Kids piggy bank, call the Ham&High offices on 020 7433 0000.